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Research Guides

Finding Journals in the University of Washington Libraries

The UW Libraries subscribe to thousands of journal title, available in print/hard copy and online. To find out if we have a particular journal, search for the title in the UW Libraries Search. To see what is available online, use the E-Journals Search.

Journals in the Engineering Library

Journals in the Engineering Library are shelved in call number order on the 2nd floor of the library.

To find out if the UW Libraries subscribes to a particular journal use the UW Libraries Search. You'll find the call number and location if the journal is held in print, and a link to online access if the journal is available online.

The UW Libraries Search includes journals in all formats: print, electronic, cd-rom, microfiche, and microfilm.

Finding Articles

If you are searching for research articles on a particular topic, visit the Engineering, Scientific, & Technical Databases page, or the UW Libraries list of article & research databases and search a subject database for individual article titles using keywords that describe your topic.

If you need to find out if the UW Libraries has a specific article, search for the article title in the UW Libraries Search. Isn't there? See below for your options or AskUs.

Getting articles not owned by the UW Libraries

  • Interlibrary Loan
    Used to request entire volumes of journals, as well as individual journal articles not owned by the UW Libraries. It is usually faster and more efficient to request only the article or articles that you need, rather than an entire journal volume. Many libraries do not loan out entire journal volumes.
  • Purchase Request Form
    Use this form to recommend that the UW Libraries purchase the journal for its collection. A librarian will follow up with you.

Using the Journal Citation Reports database

Journal Citation Reports® is a comprehensive and unique resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 80 countries. It is the only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences. Journal Citation Reports can show you the:

  • Most frequently cited journals in a field
  • Highest impact journals in a field
  • Largest journals in a field

Citation and article counts are important indicators of how frequently current researchers are using individual journals. By tabulating and aggregating citation and article counts, JCR offers a unique perspective for journal evaluation and comparison.